Tow half bottles vs one full one
I will be at L2O in Chicago next week for a solo dinner - and I'm torn between a couple of wine options, I love Sancerres, and they have a few nice bottles on the list, but they also have a Sancerre on the half bottle list , so I'm considering a half of Sancerre and a half of Chablis (I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I've never tasted true Chablis).
So, opinions on going with what I know and enjoy or taking the half and half route for a little variety?
Thanks in advance!
Doesn't it depend upon where you want to TOW them to? ;^)
OK, sorry, couldn't resist! But -- seriously -- doesn't it depend upon what you order?
Specifically, I love both Sancerre and Chablis -- and tend to drink a good deal of each, but I'd pair them with different dishes . . .
When my wife and I are dining, without guests, we often go with half-bottles, if offered, and if adequate, as it allows us to pair more different wines with courses. This is often better, than a B-T-G, but it depends on the wine list, and how the restaurant treats the bottles for the B-T-G selections.
Even if we go with full-bottles, should the restaurant offer a good list of half-bottles, I always say "thank you" to the sommelier, as next time, we might be doing halves.